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I Love This Plant – Oct 31, 2008

I Love This Plant – Oct 31, 2008

Do you want a small maple tree that is extremely stylish in the spring and breathtakingly colorful in the fall? Meet Acer japonicum ‘Aconitifolium’ – the thread-leaf full moon maple. This tree grows only 8 to 10 feet tall and wide, making it the perfect...
First Frost

First Frost

I can think of few better examples of an ending being a beginning than a first frost. As gardeners we don’t want our beautiful annuals or delicious vegetables to die, and as human beings we hate to lose anything good. And yet, loss forces us to move on. The...
Planting Bulbs

Planting Bulbs

It is the end of October and we are planting bulbs at Poison Ivy Acres. Lots of bulbs. Today we put in 330 Narcissus bulbs – several varieties. Most of the bulbs we planted were from Brent and Becky’s Bulbs and boy was I impressed with them. We’d...
I Love This Plant – Zauschneria ‘Orange Carpet’

I Love This Plant – Zauschneria ‘Orange Carpet’

My “I Love This Plant” on GardenLine this week is Zauschneria garrettii ‘Orange Carpet’ – common name Creeping Hummingbird Trumpet. I got this plant from High Country Gardens a few years ago and I’ve loved it ever since – in fact, I got...
Name This Fruit

Name This Fruit

A friend who has recently moved to Hawaii has a shrub in front of her house that has this fruit on it. She has asked me what it is, and since I don’t know I’m asking you. Can you Name This...
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